In

the Gaza Strip

on February 29, more than 110 Palestinians were killed in a stampede when a convoy with a load of humanitarian aid arrived there.

A crowd of people rushed to the cars in an attempt to grab anything they could get their hands on.

Almost no humanitarian aid has arrived in Gaza for several weeks.   

The BBC writes about it.

Israeli troops at the checkpoint said they opened fire on some Palestinians, believing a dangerous situation was brewing, but the IDF said it was a "controlled reaction."

A Palestinian who witnessed these events confirmed that most of the people died from the stampede and under the wheels of the trucks, and not from the fire of the Israeli military. 

A video released by the Israeli military shows thousands of people climbing onto the trucks and crowding around them.

According to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health, 112 Palestinians were killed and 760 were injured as a result of the stampede.

A representative of the ministry, Ashraf al-Qudra, called what happened "different".

A representative of the Israeli authorities, Avi Haiman, called the events a "tragedy" and emphasized that, according to preliminary data, the cause of the death of so many people was the drivers of cars, who at some point panicked and literally drove through a crowd of people waiting for the arrival of humanitarian aid.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned the events in Gaza, reminding that civilians urgently need humanitarian aid and again called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, as well as the release of all hostages.

US President Joe Biden, answering journalists' questions, said that the White House is considering two versions of what happened in Gaza.

According to him, the Palestinian and Israeli versions contradict each other.

He also expressed concern that the incident would make it more difficult for the US and other mediators to achieve a temporary ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas.

It will be recalled that

the Ministry of Health of Gaza announced the total number of victims due to the war between Hamas and Israel.